I would like to formally file a complaint. You will note I am stating directly that at present I am unhappy with you. Let me be clear: I think your communication skills are ineffective at best, and are a giant drain on my mental processing capacity to boot.
I know you are unhappy with me: I am a woman with not insignificant ability to read social cues. Your snippy tone on the phone is noted, your attitude rife with snark carefully observed.
I am over-tired, psychically drained and have no free time as it is. I am running on coffee and a prayer. I am worried enough about my own problems, including how to get the baby barf I just discovered on my shoulder off before my 9 am meeting, and don’t have the time to decipher the signals you are throwing my way. I am not going to play this guessing game. I have given up enough of my sanity as it stands and I have no more to spare.
Don’t get me wrong: I probably care about what you think, and would love to address whatever the problem is as quickly as possible. I would like to make amends. But right now my mind is covering a job, two kids, a husband and the fact that I am apparently wearing two different shoes, so if you have a problem with me, please spit it the hell out so we can both move on without further drama. I want to be there for you, but I am human and make mistakes. Can you please just tell me honestly what’s on your mind and save us both some time and angst?
Now if you will excuse me, I have to find my keys. Again.
With Great Sincerity,
- Passive-Aggressive: What Does It Really Mean? (everydayhealth.com)